Vedanta continues search for worker trapped underground at South Africa zinc mine

27th November 2020

By: Reuters


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LONDON – Vedanta's zinc unit said on Thursday it was still searching for an employee who was trapped underground following a rockfall last week at its Gamsberg zinc mine in South Africa.

"A team consisting of geotechnical and mining engineers, supported by third party experts have recommended the construction of an access ramp onto the top of the failed mass to enable safe access to the affected areas," Vedanta Zinc International said.

The mine shutdown helped push prices for zinc, a metal used to galvanise steel, to an 18-month high last week.

At full production capacity in phase 1, Gamsberg will produce 250 000 t/y of zinc in concentrate, according to Vedanta's website.

Edited by Reuters


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